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Bush Prestige - Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Bush Prestige starts out as Bush Ambrée, which instead of being stored as traditionally in stainless steel vats is matured in oak barrels for a period of six months.

During bottling, a small quantity of sugar and yeast is added to the beer, which, placed in a hot room, causes refermentation in the bottle that gives it a natural cloudiness and a particularly high alcohol content of 13%."

(Beer added by: kmpitz2 on 12-19-2004)
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Photo of Ljunkan


3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really nice bottle! Big thanks to Bananaman for sharing this!

Pours a hazy orange colour with a nice white head.

Smell is a bit oaky, with some dried fruit and spices. Alcohol is noticable, but in a good way. Slight note of whiskey and cognac? I don't know, but it was something that popped up in my head. Probably because the high ABV, it's almost like smelling a "finer" spirit.

Taste is good. Oaky, fruity, spicy, notes of sour apples and vanilla. Overall this is pretty, or no, VERY sweet with slightly sour notes. The alcohol is very integreted in the taste - it's easy to drink though the high ABV. Also here it reminds me a bit of whiskey and cognac. It also reminds me of Orval a little.

Mouthfeel is pretty filling. Smooth. Nothing outstanding though.

Drinkability is quite high, or eaven dangerously high. I thought it would be harder to get down, but it was easy to drink despite 13%. You definitely need to be on your guard when drinking this.

Overall an interesting beer, even though I expected even more due to the high price. It's not really worth the money.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 08:56:09 | More by Ljunkan
Photo of Bananaman


3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scaldis Prestige is a pretty expensive beer, at least here in Sweden. 159 SEK for one bottle, not really worth it, but still a nice brew.

The colour is pretty much hazy orange/light brown with lots of yeast particles.

Smells lots of oaks and some mild spicyness, pretty cool smell actually, but I think I had higher expectations.

The taste on the other hand is really nice of oaks, some smoke, really sweet, dried apricots and some hops, not very bitter though.

Some people say this is "a beer de champagne" but I don't understand that really. This is more of an really smooth belgian strong ale with lots of sweetness and oaks. Really beautiful bottle, looks nice in the glass too. Pretty easy to drink considering the high ABV.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2008 07:44:09 | More by Bananaman
Photo of BeerAdvocate


3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review from Inaugural Issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.

Beautiful packaging: a 750-milliliter corked and caged bottle in a box, accompanied by two Scaldis mini-snifters. Pours a rusty orange color, completely hazed from the bottle conditioning. Carbonation is very active (like Champagne), creating a tight, über-creamy white lace with incredible head retention. Smells like an orchard, with apples, pears and a soft floral blossom in the nose. In the back is a strong, golden raisin aroma. Distinct oakiness, solvent alcohol notes and some mild caramel ups the ante. Fluffy and creamy on the palate; silky smooth. Complex as hell, with candied tropical fruits, golden raisins, dabs of caramel, green apple, and a big oaky twang backbone. Suggestions of smoke and a boozy, white lightning-like

Dangerously drinkable for a 13 percent, but this is a sniffing and sipping beer, so we did, and with every sniff and sip, the beer evolved. It's worth seeking out, and the price is worth it. By far one of the most inviting and complex beers this year.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 17:57:59 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of charlzm


4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 6/10/08, refrigerated since 12/07 when I bought it.

Pours a clear dark golden with orangey highlights. Some suspended sediment and plenty of carbonation (an overabundance, one in our party remarked). A pillowy off-white head forms and stays.

Aroma is massive: orange peel, huge sweet malts.

Flavor made me laugh with surprise and delight. Really. It's HUGE, with sweet, almost syrupy malts, oak notes, butterscotch, some sherry. A bit juicy as well, with a hint of green apple tartness. Flavor is not too far off from champagne, but more complex and certainly stronger. Wow. Wow.

The carbonation makes the beer far more drinkable than a similar, less fizzy beer would be.

This is a real treat, but not something I can envision really wanting again. Especially not at the price!

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2008 01:46:14 | More by charlzm
Photo of largadeer


3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Turbid orange with tons of floaties and sediment. Not actually an attractive beer, but the head retention is excellent (no lace whatsoever though).

Smell: Heavy on the caramel and vanilla with some fruity undertones. Alcohol is present as well, providing a bit of sting.

Taste & mouthfeel: Fruit (apple and pear), mild caramel sweetness and plenty of oaky notes. Medium-bodied with fine champagne-like carbonation. The finish is dry and boozy as hell, making me wonder how harsh this stuff must've been before it was aged. After half a glass the alcohol really starts to take over the palate, drowning out the rest of the flavors. Quite a letdown from the pleasant aroma.

Notes: Gets a little better as it warms, but the astringent alcohol flavor makes this mediocre at best.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2008 22:12:36 | More by largadeer
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Nothing like celebrating your masters with a fine brew.

But this beer feels less like beer and more like carbonated calvados. I'm serious. It really tastes like someone mixed soda water and calvados.

I guess that isn't a bad thing, lots of oak, lots of apple is a good taste. And the bubbles are very small and fine, so there is a lot to be said for that. Plus that thin mouthfeel backed by ample carbonation so I guess one would describe it as "creamy".

A nice experience. From the people that drank it with me, it has broad appeal. People who liked beer, thought it was good. People who liked wine thought it was good. People who just plain liked to drink thought it was good.

But I, the guy who paid for it, didn't think it was great. A beer for celebrations and sharing. Less a beer for personally enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 03:14:43 | More by shbobdb
Photo of baggio


4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 100th review and a special occasion worthy of this pricey brew! 2006 vintage!

A: Orange with a huge champagne-like head that disappears in an instant.

S: Sherrycream, Fruits, Wood and a wee hint of lemon.

T: Hay, Butterscotch, Honey, Vanilla and Bourbon.

M: Liquid is quite thin but taste is very complex. Lots of carbonation.

Yummy! This brew kicks in at a 13%ABV but still goes down very easy due to the high carbonation. Extremely complex and balanced brew. If you're into oak-aged beers this is a must try! I paid 20USD for this bottle in Belgium and i think it's worth the money!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2008 06:18:12 | More by baggio
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4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

43 bucks a bottle!

pours up a peach-toned amber color with a full white head that dissapeared quickly.

aromas of instant red and green apples, pears, maybe some white grapes, little bit of a nice yeasty scent, little alcohol spice.

tastes of apple, pear, alcohol, oak.

light to medium bodied. light to medium carbonation. dry long lingering aftertaste.

Definately (due in a major part to the oak aging) a refined brew. this is one of the many beers that give beer a great name.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2008 04:10:20 | More by stumac
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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I will say that I spent more than $40 down here in Florida...$53 actually.

Poured into a snifter. Pours a cloudy, yellowish amber with a nice white head, with good retention, which leads to minimal lacing. The aroma is almost reminding me of a Flemish sour, tart, fruity, cherries, and golden raisins. Not a hoppy beer by any means, but that was expected. Initial tastes are of raisins, apples, figs, winter spices. Some oak characteristics come out once it warms a little. The mouthfeel is very smooth, especially for 13%. Slightly creamy, crisp and clean, with a very complex palate. I would love to get more of this but I am not sure if the price tag matches the contents of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2008 22:58:23 | More by paulthebeerguru
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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden hue with a thick and heavy head that remains for an unusually long time.
There's zero lacing, almost like it's cleaning the glass on the way down..
Faint smells of a sweet floral bouquet start to linger mixed with a stone fruit scent... the nose on this isn't nearly as strong as i had expected.
The mouth-feel is light and airy, with small bubbles tingling my taste buds...
The flavors are a bit muddled, I'm not able pin down what it is, but it's a cross between a faint molasses flavor and a dry oak aftertaste that lingers.
I wait seven minutes...

The brew is starting to really come alive once coming up to room temperature... It's more gentle on the tongue and the oak and woody tones are now far stronger and have come to the forefront.

This isn't the mind-blowing brew i had expected, considering i spent $40 on a bottle that served two glasses. I'll admit, i bought into the hype of the price, ABV, and bottle design.
I'd definitely drink this again, as long as somebody else was buying.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2008 05:43:02 | More by kiya
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3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into my favorite wide-chalice glass, this beer is a very cloudy orange-amber color with a limpid head. The nose is sweet, very fruity, oaky. Sweet (close to cloying), caramelly start, with a lot of oakiness. Ripe fruitiness throughout. Alcohol is quite noticible in the finish, detracting from the drinkability. Body is a little watery.

Disappointment for a beer I plopped down $40 for.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2008 04:05:55 | More by allengarvin
Photo of drperm


4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

I would have rated this brew even higher, but for the $50 price tag. Ouch! Definitely a "sipping" beer (13% abv, with the fizziness to boot), with sweet notes. It pours a nice fizzy head that dies away fairly soon. The nose bursts with grass, hay, coriander, brown sugar, the ocean, and wet moss. It is sweet yet smooth, with a finish like cognac or brandy. Definitely an aperitif beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2007 17:08:34 | More by drperm
Photo of AKBelgianBeast


4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer, but i am hesitant to spend the money on this bottle without first aging one for a few years. ridiculously expensive, more than it should be. I actually prefer the scaldis noel and its half the price. But dont let the price take away from the brew. It is probably the most drinkable 13% abv beer you will find. almost no alcohol on the finish, a great belgian strong with light and dark fruit flavors as well as oak scents. pours slightly hazy but quite clear with a large head ( relatively speaking). smell reaks of scaldis! suprisingly fuzzy mouthfeel. great warming effect. wait for this one to kick in before popping another because it will hit you later than you think. great brew, a bit overpriced but still way less than that coach purse your girl wants for christmas! ask for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2007 02:55:42 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with lots of yeast in suspension from the get-go despite resting the bottle for a considerable period of time; the foamy, fizzy head builds and drops quickly without much sticking to sides of the chalice

Smell: Rich, complex caramel malt aromas dominate, with toffee, pears, apricots, green apples, golden raisins, vanilla, oak and plenty of fusel alcohol wafting up

Taste: Starts out with fruit flavors of pear and apricot, that are quickly joined by the toffee and vanilla elements with alcohol forward; after the swallow, the bourbon elements arrive and complement rather than dominate the earlier, more delicate flavors; the finish is long and flavorful

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with considerable foaming that goes on within the mouth; hot finish - 13%

Drinkability: Definitely a beer to sip and contemplate; quite a concoction

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2007 17:21:08 | More by brentk56
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3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Champagne style bottle, foiled and capped. Poured into a tulip it forms a rapidly rising eggshell white head. Head is fizzy but everlasting and leaves sliding lace. Copper body is hazy and leans towards orange with some yeast left behind.

This starts off rather fizzy and hot. Spiced backend combined with they high unhidden ABV creates a bit of jumble. Subtle type light fruitiness wich includes bananna. The brew is dominated by a champagne type fizzy carbonation and a huge alcohol swig. Peppered and slightly sticky on the backside.

Notes: I liked the brew and if you dont mind spending around 30 bucks for a special occasion this would work. However, I am one and done. It was good but not worthy of 10 times the price of some of my favorite brews.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2007 02:46:05 | More by DogFood11
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4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Undated 750 that is silkscreened, capped and corked and finished with gold "foil". It came in a kinda cool presentation box that has a letter from the brewmaster in French and English. Purchased at Merchant's in Dearborn and poured into a Kuhnhenn stemmed tulip.

Loud pop when disgorged followed by a slow but staedy gush. Hazed brown to amber with a large head of light tan. Very good retention and lots of lace, despite the high abv.

Has a very yeasty dough like aroma that is tempered by oak, dark sugars and spices, and an alcoholic aroma that has a port like character. Very well rounded.

The aromas transfer very well into the taste with some vinous raisin like notes and a hint of vanilla into a clean finish that enjoys some warmth from the abv. Outstanding! Very smooth yet full bodied for such a big ass beer. The carbonation strikes a perfect balance for the mouth. As drinkable as something this strong can be.

Very expensive but very worthy of a special occasion such as this New Year's Eve.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2007 03:34:12 | More by ypsifly
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4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This poured out a deep, dirty brown in color with some hints of orange and an explosive head. It just had that “nasty” look about it.

Smell – There’s a lot of wood and caramel in this nose. It’s mixed with some light alcohol. There’s also an awesome musty sense here that IMO really makes the nose and gives it that nasty smell to go along with the nasty look.

Taste – The malts are gianormous at the taste and are just pounded with heavy Belgian caramel flavors. Holding this in your mouth takes you to a whole ‘nother level of sugar, this time kind of bready like pie crust with a bit of milk. I’m thinking apple pie a la mode.

One more bob into the barrel presents another level of thicker malts along with some candied sugars. Man, if you’re a malty sugar lover this one has it all. The light alcohol, found throughout, lends a sense of refinement to the flavors.

Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied and very smooth. The carbonation I thought was a bit too much and clashed with the heavy malt character, but that was about the only fault to be found in this ale.

Drinkability – This is a smooth, big, and sweet Belgian Ale that was a treat to explore.

Comments – This is one of the few times that I HAVEN’T been disappointed with dropping some tall dollars on a beer, so I was surprised to see that others didn’t exactly fall over for it as I did.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2006 02:03:21 | More by RoyalT
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours hazy, dark amber, rusty in color. The head is strong and sticks around for some time. Aroma is full of rich fruits and earthy wood notes. Wood from barrel aging is apparent in the taste. Despite this beer being quite strong, alcohol does not stand out; even as the beer warms up to room temperature, alcohol is subdued.

I've had a sample of this beer at BA Extreme Beer Fest in February 06. As just about every reviewer noted this beer is quite expensive ($35 at Supersaver in Somerville, NJ). I could not justify a purchase like that; however, when my birthday roled around this is bottle was high on my want list. It was a gift from my parents.

Interesting bottle. Good to try at least once. The bottle itself looks the money, but I don't think it's worth the money. However, I am in no way disappoited.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2006 03:27:43 | More by ikats
Photo of Gusler


4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer upon its decorking from the 750ml brown bottle sets in the tulip glass a beclouded golden color with a pleasing creamy white head that is smallish in size, with the residual lace a thin satin sheet to conceal the glass. Nose has a nice bit of oak, sweet malt, over ripe apples, cotton candy, and a touch of alcohol, make for a fine sniffing, start is somewhat sweet, the grain profile pleasant and the top light to moderate in feel. Finish has tart twang, the acidity strong but not overpowering, the hops delectable, but overshadowed by the 13 person ABV, very dry and lingering aftertaste, a good drinking beer, but while I like this beer, I’m not sure if I like it $42 worth, and I bought two, and will age the second one for a year or two to see what happens.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2006 18:14:32 | More by Gusler
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New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The impulse to try this one overwhelmed my usual caution. What would make a beer this size cost so much? Inquiring minds want to know.

A - Nice amber color with strong white head. For very little initial pop when the cork came out, there is a cascade of bubbles in the glass. Settles down after a while

S - Dominating caramel with hints of apple and oak.

T - Caramel and alchohol dominate. About mid to final quarter of the bottle some of the subtle apple, spice and oak flavors start to show up.

M/D - Medium bodied. Once the carbonation settles down it becomes quite drinkable.

I had expected the alchohol but for a pricey belgium brew I had hoped for more out of the flavor. For wow factor, the bottle looks great and the price elicits amazement from friends. Other than that I would not buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2006 14:02:50 | More by barleywinebrewer
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle capped and corked bottle. Label says it was aged for six months in oak barrels.

Appearance- Pours a good one and a half finger head with good retention. Eventually leaves a good filmy foam on the surface of the beer. The lacing was awesome and constant even when there was only two fingers of beer left.

Smell- A lot of brown sugar water and wheat with hints of orange zest, coriander, anise, and some pale malts mixed with candi sugar.

Taste- Starts out very whole grain wheat cereal and slowly turns a more Lucky Charms face. Keep in mind this whole grain goodness is mixed with an undeniable oak flavor. The flavor maintains wheat throughout the entire beer mixed with oak.

Mouthfeel- Pretty smooth but sletzery with the good amount of carbonation. Lots of fruity and slightly toasted malts add to the overall experience.

I saw this beer at Binny's in Glen Ellyn for $42 a botlle. I thought, what the hell, I'm worth it. .I also wondered to myself what makes this beer so special. There are plenty of other greay Belgian beers that are under $10 a bottle. Maybe this beer will be sex in the mouth. I went and bought to bottles for $42 a piece. One for drinking shortly after purchasing and the other to let sit in my cellar. I'll be sure to write after I've had the cellared Scaldis.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2006 06:52:22 | More by scruffwhor
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3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled March 2006
Pours a lightly hazy, full amber (as in the substance) color. It is very well carbonated and initially forms a three-finger thick tan colored head that is fairly large bubbled. The aroma is rich and fruity with notes of concentrated pear, tart sweet apple, and green raisins as well as some straight malty caramel notes. After a couple sniffs of the aroma the oak begins to become quite noticeable; notes of buttery oak, tannic wood, and even a bit of something that reminds me of musty wood. As is my tendency, I prefer the up front fruit notes more than the oak, the oak is not too bad here (even adds to the complexity), but it comes to dominate a bit more than I would like.

The taste is sweet, yet not overly so, and has a fruitiness that reminds me of sweet, fragrant, slightly concentrated apples with a touch of tartness. The carbonation adds a bit of a bite, though it is quite tame considering the heft and full mouthfeel that this beers body has. The oak is here as well, it is most noticeable towards the end, but is noticeable as a buttery note, with perhaps a hint of vanillin, up front. The oak becomes woody, tannic and a bit astringent as one moves to the long finish. The tannic astringency is played up a bit by the alcohol that is found in the finish as well.

Well I have gotten this far (perhaps a quarter of a bottle) and I am already asking myself if I want to finish a bottle of this. It is certainly not the alcohol that has gotten to me, it is the oak, which isn't even all that overbearing in this beer compared to many oaked beers. Oak is just such a dominating presence, I really prefer a light touch with it. Perhaps the beer will become a bit more balanced as it warms up.

As the beer warms up it becomes a bit more creamy, perhaps a touch sweeter as well, and in fact the oak does seem to be a touch muted. I think that it also helps if you drink this beer very slowly, or to be more exact a long time between sips; this seems to keep the oak notes down. It is almost as if my palate gets more and more sensitive to the oak notes (especially the harsh astringent notes) as I take subsequent sips of this beer. Warming this beer is definitely the way to go, it really subdues the oak character and makes this much more drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 17:29:11 | More by Gueuzedude
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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer came in a 70lb. box, courtesy of BeerBeing. Pretty bottle, foiled with a recessed cork. Moderate carbonation for the age and ABV. Body is light, orangeish amber. Aroma of yeast, spices, and slight citrus. Oak aging is apparent, and the effervescence reaches your nose when you take a whiff.

Taste is quite complex, still seemingly young. When I first sipped this at about 45 degrees, the taste was drier, clean oak flavor. Even with the slight warming after ten minutes, vanilla and bourbon are showing. There is a tangy, tart, fruity flavor from the yeast, but it is well integrated into the overall profile. An herbal, earthy character is noticed as well. Mouthfeel is nice, very bubbly at first, then smooths out. Drinkability, of course, except for the outrageous price.

10/13/06 Update- This is aging nicely. The aroma is well blended, and the flavor is more balanced between the barrel aging and the rest of the beer. Although the carbonation has subsided, it is still going strong. Slight apple character.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2006 04:40:28 | More by Sephiroth
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew poured a light amber color with a tall head that stuck around and left nice lacing on the glass. The aromas were very spicy, fruity, alcoholic, and complex. I like it. The flavor is much the same. Lots of yeasty spices with fruits and alcohol make for a very enjoyable Belgian beer. The alcoholic flavors don't make me think it's 13%, but they are there. The mouthfeel is medium and the drinkability is surprisingly great. I probably wouldn't pay $45 for this beer, but I'd probably pay $20 for a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2006 18:26:12 | More by clvand0
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1.45/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This is a prime example when extreme techniques and high bottle price do not a good beer make. I was hoping for a belgian strong ale with some woody characteristics, but I got whiskey instead. Whiskey aromas, vanilla, bubblegum and spicey alcohol mix together in the aroma and is off putting. Pretty much the same going on in flavor with vanilla, whiskey, and coriander-like flavors dominating. Odd, oily - almost like Mescal - flavors made me want to puke. I tried hard to like this since it was a gift and wanted to tell the gifter that I enjoyed it, but I didn't. Glad I didn't spend the outrageously expensive $45 for the bottle. Someone wake me up when this whiskey barrell aging fad runs its course.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2006 19:22:18 | More by Longstaff
Bush Prestige from Brasserie Dubuisson Frères sprl
90 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.